Item description for The New Complete Works of Josephus by Flavius Josephus, William Whiston & Paul L. Maier...
Overview The primary extrabiblical resource on the first century is now even more enlightening! Renowned scholar Paul L. Maier provides you with introductions to each of Josephus's works, along with 50 pages of new commentary. Every paragraph is cross-referenced to the standard Loeb edition Greek text. Destined to become the standard in English for referencing Josephus's collected writings. 992 pages
Publishers Description No source, other than the Bible itself, provides more relevant information on the first century than the work of Flavius Josephus. This newly edited version updates the original 18th century language; includes commentary by the award winning author and historian, Dr. Paul L. Maier; features over forty photos of ancient sites and artifacts mentioned by Josephus; cross references numbers throughout to the Greek text of Josephus in the Loeb Classical Library; and offers revised indexes of subjects and Old Testament texts.
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Studio: Kregel Academic & Professional
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 6.4" Height: 2.2" Weight: 3.4 lbs.
Release Date Jun 10, 1999
Publisher Kregel Publications
ISBN 0825429242 ISBN13 9780825429248
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More About Flavius Josephus, William Whiston & Paul L. Maier
Josephus was born in 37 AD. He was one of the Jewish leaders at the time of the revolt of the Jews in the reign of Nero. His two most important works are The Jewish War and The Jewish Antiquities.
Reviews - What do customers think about The New Complete Works of Josephus?
A Book too Long. Jan 5, 2007
The contents of this book are valuable to the student of Bible Studies. The problem I have found is that the book's contents are much too long for one book. It would be much easier to read if it was in two volumes and slightly larger print.
Good resource, bizarre notes Jul 5, 2006
This is a nice, cheap, one-volume resource. However, the notes and commentary are very unhelpful. For instance, Maier holds that Josephus was an Ebionite Christian, a thesis which is in the extreme scholarly minority. I recommend the book, but please ignore the commentary!!!
Josephus by Flavius Josephus Dec 27, 2005
Josephus was born to an aristocratic family in 37AD. The work discusses many important milestones in the history of the Jewish people. Most prominent of these events are:
- the Jewish forces in Galilee in AD66 - the revolt in Rome - the agony of the Sepphoris over the state of their land - the war by Moses against the Ethiopians - the flight of Moses from Egypt into Midian - the return of Moses and Aaron to Egypt and the Pharoah and the Hebrew Exodus from Egypt - the receipt of the Law by Moses on Mt. Sinai - how Josephus oversaw the 5th of 10 plagues afflicting cattle - a map of Judea showing Samaria, Decaputis, Perea, Jerusalem and the Mediterranean Sea
This work is an important milestone in the literature of the Diaspora period. It should be widely read by academicians and theologians everywhere.
A Must Read for the Serious Historian Jul 3, 2003
This book was a serendipitous purchase. I was reading "James the Brother of Jesus, and that author recommended having three other works available while studying. One was "Josephus." I have not, unfortunately, finished "James" yet, but am totally fascinated by Josephus. One sees him as a bit puffed up about himself at times, as the detailed historian, the passionate supporter of causes, but most of all as a realist of the time. So valuable because organized religion seldom provides the lay person seldom insight into the actual social and political pressures that moved events that we take for granted in an almost legendary way. Again, a fascinating work is Josephus.
Almost worth five stars May 24, 2003
In studying Judean history in the first century CE, there is no historian more important than Josephus, especially when one is interested in the study of the historical Jesus or of the world around him (the religious/social/political climate, etc.) Josephus is not only the only Jewish historian of this era to comment on Jesus, he is the only Jewish historian to thoroughly present the history as well as psychological outlook of Jews through a lengthy span of time. His works are immeasurably important to anyone interested in this line of study. This book contains all of his important works and more: his autobiography, Jewish Antiquities, The Jewish War, Against Apion, and an extract out of Josephus's Discource to the Greeks Concerning Hades (the latter of which is spurious.)
This edition of Josephus is helpful, with occasional essays on certain topics (i.e. "Josephus and the Romans" or the family tree of the House of Herod.) The translation is a little stale, but easy enough to understand (and I am assured that the faults in the original Whiston translation have been corrected.) The textual notes are helpful. It is for the dry translation that I gave this work 4 stars instead of 5-- though I really am indebted to those who put together this extremely comprehensive, useful volume of one of the most important historians relating to the history of Israel/Judea.